• check-mark-1reduces incorrect dispensing of iron balls
  • check-mark-1no manual dispensing
  • check-mark-1small, space-saving tabletop device
  • check-mark-1user-friendly operation
  • check-mark-1CE certified
Category Semi automated – integration
Compressed air 5,5 – 6 bar
Connection Network: RS232 interface for remote control

height: 219mm

width: 145mm

depth: 268mm

Power 220 – 240 V
Semi automated – integration

Sci-Print BB Dispensing

Semi automated Metal Ball Dispenser

The BB Dropper is a small, bench-top instrument designed to dispense metallic BBs into microtiter plates, deep well blocks, and tube blocks. It is commonly used in a variety of agricultural labs for genome grinding and pulverization.

The operating height of the dispensary mechanism is adjustable to accommodate various plate/block heights (up to 80mm) furthering its usability. Its microprocessor program allows for automatic operator prompting, device control, and error checking. With RS-232 control, the device can also be integrated into a robotic work cell.


The BB Dropper comes with removable cartridges that are specially designed to handle different ranges of BB diameters. Please check the table further down for part numbers and BB ranges for each cartridge. If you are working with a BB size not listed here please contact us for a custom cartridge information. The BB Dropper is working with compressed air.


  • check-mark-1Compact footprint saves valuable bench-top space
  • check-mark-1Eliminates repetitive injuries associated with manual systems
  • check-mark-1Removable cartridges designed to handle different ranges of BB (balls) diameter
  • check-mark-1Eliminates missed dispenses
  • check-mark-1Backlite LCD display to prompt user and indicate errors
  • check-mark-1Easily integrated into third party automation
Sci-Print BB Dispensing – PICS